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H. Scott Conklin
Pennsylvania State House District 77
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth10/07/1958
Place of birthPhilipsburg, PA
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
H. Scott Conklin (b. October 7, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 77. Conklin ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor and successfully for re-election as state representative in 2010.

Conklin studied Carpentry at Clearfield County Vocational Technical School from 1975 to 1977. He then worked as a Carpenter's Apprentice from 1977 to 1980. He also received his Universal Certificate as a Refrigerant Technician in 1995.

Conklin was owner/operator of a carpentry business from 1989 to 2007. He currently owns and operates Conklin's Corner Antique Mall.

Conklin was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2001 but was not elected. He then joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 77th District.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Conklin served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Children & Youth
Legislative Budget and Finance


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Conklin served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Conklin served on these committees:



See also: Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2014

Conklin is reportedly exploring a run for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014, against Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. Conklin was the 2010 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, losing narrowly in the general election.[1]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Conklin ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 77. Conklin ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Ron Reese in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngH. Scott Conklin Incumbent 65.5% 20,126
     Republican Ron Reese 34.5% 10,595
Total Votes 30,721


See also: Pennsylvania lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Conklin ran for lieutenant governor against Jim Cawley. Cawley won the election.[4]

Conklin also ran for his current state house seat, and won re-election to the 77th District in 2010. He defeated Jonathan A. Saidel and Doris A. Smith-Ribner in the May 18 primary. He defeated Republican Joyce Haas in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 77
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png H. Scott Conklin (D) 11,576 56.3%
Joyce Haas (R) 8,972 43.7%


On November 4, 2008, Conklin won re-election to the 77th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 23,618 votes, defeating Republican Thomas Martin (10,310).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes Percent
H. Scott Conklin (D) Green check mark transparent.png 23,618 69.6%
Thomas A. Martin (R) 10,310 30.4%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Conklin received $86,493 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


Conklin and his wife, Terri, have one child.

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